Myanmar Government Missing Renewable Energy Opportunity

(Myanmar language PDF below)

(Myanmar language PDF attached below)

Myanmar is missing a major opportunity to develop its renewable energy potential, instead focusing mostly on coal and large hydropower. Coal-fired power plants and mega dams are "dinosaur" technologies that have severe negative impacts on climate change, public health, biodiversity and local livelihoods, civil society groups said today.

Massive Police Force Traps Families Near Development Project in Myanmar

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A group of 39 families in Thilawa, Myanmar is facing an aggressive land grab. A wall has been constructed around the homes of these families, cutting them off from surrounding areas, threatening their land rights and their livelihoods. The families, in partnership with local community-based organization Thilawa Social Development Group (TSDG), have organized to resist this land confiscation.

Communities Decide: Protecting Human Rights in Myanmar's First Special Economic Zone

Operational Grievance Mechanism: A Community-Driven Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Protecting Human RIghts in Thilawa Special Economic Zone

Thai Investment in Myanmar: A Closer Look

It's been almost one year since Thailand's government set out to regulate their investment projects in other countries to comply with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). The Cabinet Resolution was released on 16 May 2016 and pertains to extra-territorial obligations/business and human rights of Thai transboundary investments in Southeast Asia. Recently, the Thai National Human Rights Commission traveled to observe one of Thailand’s international investment projects in Myanmar's Tanintharyi Region, including a tin mine and a Special Economic Zone.

Writing the Rulebook: Will Thailand Force Its Businesses to Respect Human Rights?

It has been one year since Thailand’s cabinet released its resolution to regulate Thai outbound investment and recommended compliance with the United Nations Guiding Principles . . .

Anti-Coal Campaigns in Thailand Offer Hope to Myanmar Activists

While most European countries are shuttering coal plants, Southeast Asia is moving in a different direction. Last year, Myanmar’s leaders startled climate campaigners by throwing . . .

Nation News Agency and its Journalist Criminalized For Reporting on Problems of Thai-owned Heinda Mine in Myanmar

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Freedom of Press Advocates and Civil Society Call on Thailand to Protect The Nation Newspaper

Nation News Agency and its Journalist Criminalized For Reporting on Problems of Thai-owned Heinda Mine in Myanmar

 

Bangkok: 14 May, 2017

 

Responsible Investment Requires More than a Few Corporate Social Responsibility Programs: Lessons for Chinese Outbound Investors

I wouldn’t say Chinese investors are not trying to take social responsibility seriously, but they must understand that the meaning of responsible investment is much . . .

Let the Salween Flow Freely

A group of Karen Indigenous communities campaigned to halt the construction of the Hatgyi dam in Ei Thu Tha village and celebrated the International Day . . .